6 weeks ago I had a bike crash. It was pretty painful.
Couldn’t do yoga.
Oddly enough the only cardio I could do was bike.
And I could lift. Upper body.
I challenged myself to do 5 simple exercises for 5 weeks. 5 sets of 5 reps. 5 days a week.
Here’s the results:
Week 1 I was coming off a month of steadily upping my running and biking.
Week 5 I am still building my cardio but have not been able to do as much (due to recovery from injury).
Week 1 I was coming off a 2 month peak in yoga. I was really feeling great.
Week 5 I’m rounding back into shape on my yoga mat. Thankfully I didn’t lose much, but 4 weeks ago I could not twist to the left.
Week 1 I was not lifting much.
Week 5 I was doing my 5.
Let’s look at the pics.
Week 1Week 5
More muscular in week 5.
Weight down 2 lbs (I cleaned up my eating- a little).
Every weight program and diet works… for about 6 weeks.
This one worked. I am leaner, more muscular and much stronger. I have been running at a pretty good pace (though still hampered by the hip injury). My yoga is back to feeling really good.
Time to create the program for the next 5-6 weeks.
Safe to say this one worked.
I still need a tan.